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Habitat Herald – July/August 2015

Herald Herald Masthead 25 yearsClick here to read Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia’s July/August 2015 newsletter. To subscribe, click here and write “Newsletter” in the email subject field.

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Habitat NOVA’s ReStores to Open on Sundays

Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia (Habitat NOVA) is pleased to announce that our two ReStores will be open on Sundays, expanding our customers’ opportunities to find great deals. Beginning July 5, ReStore Alexandria and ReStore Chantilly will be open for shopping from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Donation drop-off hours on Sundays will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

“After successfully expanding our weekday hours earlier this year, we’re now ready to open our stores on Sundays,” said Jon Smoot, Habitat NOVA’s executive director. “This change will make it easier for more people to donate items to and shop at our ReStores.”

ReStore Alexandria and ReStore Chantilly are home improvement re-sale stores. Generous individuals, businesses and other organizations donate re-usable furniture, home improvement supplies, large appliances and more, which the ReStores sell at steep discounts to the public. The net profits support Habitat NOVA’s mission to provide affordable homeownership opportunities to lower-income, first-time homebuyers. To learn more about our ReStores, visit www.restorenova.org.

ReStore New Hours

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Habitat Herald – May/June 2015

Click here to read Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia’s May/June 2015 newsletter.

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We Relocated Our Headquarters!

Habitat NOVA recently moved! Our new office is located at 6295 Edsall Road, Suite 120, Alexandria, VA 22312. It is close to ReStore Alexandria.

  • If you’re driving west on South Pickett Street, past the ReStore, take a left at the end of the street, go up the hill and drive straight, then make a right to find our entrance at the back of the building.
  • If you’re driving on Edsall Road, use the entrance marked with a sign labeled “Plaza 500”. After you make the turn into the entrance from Edsall Road, drive straight, passed the building. Then, make a left and drive straight. Our entrance is near the far corner of the building on the left.

Please note: Habitat NOVA’s phone number remains the same, but our phone system currently is down due to the move. If you need to reach us, please email info@habitatnova.org.

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Habitat NOVA ReStores to Exhibit at Green Festival

Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia (Habitat NOVA) and Habitat for Humanity Metro Maryland are teaming up to participate in this year’s Green Festival at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, June 5-7. We’ll be educating attendees about the benefits of donating to and shopping at our ReStores. Stop by our table (#339) to learn how supporting ReStore is good for the environment!

ReStore is a resale business that sells donated appliances, furniture and home improvement items to the general public at 50 percent to 90 percent below retail prices. Our ReStores divert tons of re-usable items from landfills each year, and the net profits support our mission to provide affordable homeownership opportunities.

For a discount on tickets, visit http://www.greenfestivals.org/wdc/washington-d-c-2015 and use promo code: XDC15TRXB at checkout. By using that code, you can receive $5 off a day pass and you’ll be supporting Habitat NOVA! (Offer valid only on pre-sale tickets until Thur., June 4 and not at onsite box office.)

Can’t make it June 5-7? Learn more about Habitat NOVA’s ReStores at www.restorenova.org.

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ReStore Weekend Assistant Manager Position Open

Application Due: June 22, 2015
*Applications received on rolling basis*

To apply: please send resume to ccampbell@habitatnova.org.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

TITLE:    ReStore Assistant Manager
DEPARTMENTS:      ReStore
EFFECTIVE DATE:    July 2015    
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:  Part-time, weekends, expected to be 16-20 hours per week

JOB SUMMARY:  This position provides leadership and support to ReStore operations.  This position is primarily responsible for weekend operations and activities including: sales, engaging volunteers and donors and maintaining the store.

This position is supervised by:  ReStore Manager

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB INCLUDE:

Responsibilities:

  1. Open and close the ReStore for scheduled daily hours.
  2. General oversight of store operations and volunteer management in coordination with other team managers.
  3. Reconcile and deposit daily sales/cash register; operate cash register.
  4. Work closely with the Volunteer & Donations Manager and the Volunteer & Events Coordinator to attract and retain volunteers by:
  5. Developing a daily and weekly schedule of volunteers with assigned times and areas/tasks. Track volunteer hours monthly by volunteer type.
  6. Developing and updating training program for new volunteers; personally training new volunteers or assigning a volunteer staff member to train the new volunteers.
  7. Assist ReStore Manager in developing and implementing marketing and public relations campaigns for increasing donations and sales.
  8. Maintain the Volunteer Manual and job descriptions and assignments under the direction of the ReStore Manager.
  9. Work closely with the ReStore Manager to ensure store policies and procedures are followed.
  10. Oversee display and organization of showroom sales areas jointly with the ReStore Manager to ensure all items are properly priced and ticketed for sale.
  11. Assist ReStore staff, as required, to maintain orderly flow of items in warehouse and outside yard.
  12. Oversee selection and pricing of collectible items in-store.
  13. Achieve excellent customer, donor and volunteer ratings.
  14. Work with manager to ensure that the 7-day store operation is staffed appropriately with employees and volunteers for optimal customer service needs.
  15. May be asked to work on in-kind procurements for the store.

POSITION SPECIFICATIONS:

Unique Knowledge & Skills

  1. Familiarity and comfort with Habitat for Humanity’s mission, methods, principles, and
    structure.
  2. The ability to establish and maintain effective and harmonious working relationships with staff, board members, committee chairs, business and community leaders, representatives of civic and community organizations, homeowners, sponsors and volunteers.
  3. Computer knowledge, including Microsoft Word & Excel. Must have willingness to learn other programs as needed.
  4. Self-motivated, reliable and enthusiastic. Enjoy working with people from diverse backgrounds.
  5. Ability to handle and defuse challenging situations with tact. Excellent communication and conflict resolution skills.
  6. Commitment to safe working environment.
  7. Ability to provide leadership and supervision to staff and volunteers while also having the ability to perform most tasks in the absence of staff or volunteers.
  8. Ability to operate office equipment including copiers, fax machines, etc.
  9. Ability to lift 100 pounds.
  10. Minimum three years work experience, preferably one year in a management role.
  11. Ability to speak Spanish a plus.
  12. Prior experience in construction/deconstruction a plus.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  1. This position may be subject to inclement weather and non-air-conditioned/non-heated office, outdoors/indoors on-location for various activities. Conditions may include:
    1. Loud noises;
    2. Exposure to extreme temperatures; and
    3. Other various adverse working conditions associated with outdoor work.
  2. Equipment Use:
  3. May includes driving a 10 or 26 foot box truck.
  4. Includes use of a fork lift and/or scissors lift.
  5. Includes use of PC, cash register, laser printer, copy machine, fax machine, and telephone
  6. May include transporting of documents, deposits, contracts, and other critical materials
  7. Work Hours:
    1. Hours to be determined in accordance with the changing needs of the affiliate; currently 40 hours per week
    2. Position requires occasional evening and weekend activities

MENTAL, PHYSICAL AND COMMUNICATION DEMANDS:

The mental, physical, and communication demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. Physical Demands: Strenuous activity requiring ability to sit, walk, carry, push, pull, lift 100 lbs., climb, and bend.
  1. Requires patience and tact when working with difficult, emotional or angry people.
  2. Requires ability to work in team environment
  1. Requires intense attention to detail 

 

This position description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position.  Employees will be required to follow any other job related duties required by their supervisor.  This document does not create an employment contract implied or otherwise, other than an “at-will” relationship.

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Corporate and Foundations Partnerships Manager Position Open

Applications Due: May 26, 2015
*Applications accepted on rolling basis*
Start Date: June 22, 2015

Please e-mail resumes/cover letter/salary requirements to:
habitatnovadod@gmail.com

POSITION DESCRIPTION

TITLE:    Corporate & Foundation Partnerships Manager  
DEPARTMENTS:   Development
EFFECTIVE DATE: June 1, 2015
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Full time, Exempt

JOB SUMMARY:
This position is supervised by:    Director of Development

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Reporting to the Director of Marketing & Development, the Corporate & Foundation Partnerships Manager will oversee research on prospective funders, including foundations, corporations and the faith community.  The manager will facilitate outreach to these organizations and work with other staff and consultants in the submission of funding proposals. This hire will be a key member of the marketing & development team and will work to secure funding for projects as outlined in Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia’s development plan, as well as to fulfill compliance and reporting requirements of funders. This hire will also collaborate with the Director of Marketing & Development in planning donor cultivation events, fundraising events and other activities, as needed.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Lead research on prospective sources of grant funding, including foundation, corporate and faith-based sources.
  • Maintain and grow positive relationships with contacts at organizations providing grant support to Habitat NOVA.
  • Manage all parts of the grant funding process, including: maintenance of a grants calendar; proposal writing and submissions; and reporting/compliance activities. Work with other staff to obtain all information needed for proposals and reporting/compliance documentation.
  • Provide monthly reporting on grants and prospective funders to Director of Marketing & Development.
  • Participate in strategic planning activities and budgeting processes as requested
  • As requested, collaborate with Marketing & Development Director on plans for cultivation and fundraising events.
  • Contribute content about funders to Habitat NOVA website, newsletters and other communications materials.

Hours

  • Hours to be determined in accordance with the changing needs of the affiliate; currently 40 hours per week. Affiliate offices are open Monday-Friday 9:00 AM -5:00 PM.
  • Position requires occasional evening and weekend activities

Requirements:

This position requires a strong cross-functional team player who is knowledgeable about the wants and needs of various types of funders.   It also requires conscientious and detailed documentation with respect to all funding sources, as well as a commitment to the mission of Habitat for Humanity. Specific qualifications include:

  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 4 years experience in fundraising and grants management
  • Track record of successful grant proposals resulting in awards of $50,000 and up
  • Interest in working with churches and faith-based organizations
  • Strong writing skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Willingness to attend frequent meetings outside of the office
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, including PowerPoint and Excel
  • Familiarity with SalesForce preferred

This position description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position.  Employees will be required to follow any other job related duties required by their supervisor.  This document does not create an employment contract implied or otherwise, other than an “at-will” relationship.

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Volunteer Services and Event Coordinator Position Open

Application Due: May 15, 2015
Start Date: June 1-8, 2015

JOB SUMMARY:

This position is supervised by:    Director of Development

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Volunteer Services & Events Coordinator works to determine and fulfill volunteer needs of Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia (Habitat NOVA).  Volunteer services includes but is not limited to: determining needs, recruiting, orienting, scheduling, obtaining feedback from volunteers and recognizing volunteers – both individuals and corporate groups. The coordinator works to introduce Habitat NOVA’s team build opportunities to prospective corporate and organizational partners, as well as to maintain relationships with those corporations that have already engaged with us through team builds.  The coordinator also oversees all aspects of the HFHI AmeriCorps grant and members, as well as plans special volunteer/build events.  This position reports to the Director of Development and collaborates heavily with the construction team.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Volunteer Services:

  • Recruit volunteers for construction sites, as well as for the ReStores, office and special committees
  • Schedule volunteers and maintain the calendar for all scheduled construction site and ReStore team build groups; Liaise with construction staff in the scheduling and planning for team build groups
  • Cultivate and retain existing volunteers and identify sources of new volunteer groups; Utilize proactive strategies to target specific groups/associations to fill volunteer roles
  • Maintain database of volunteers and organizational contacts including skills and areas of interest; Manage responses to volunteer inquiries, ensuring promptness
  • Submit invoices to companies that schedule single team build days
  • Serve as the affiliate liaison for the CNCS relationship, leading the efforts to recruit, interview and manage annual AmeriCorps and VISTA hires; Document and report to CNCS and HFHI staff as required
  • Serve as office liaison to the volunteer special events committee
  • Send orientation/information materials to all new volunteers and groups in advance; Update these materials as needed to reflect current activities/build sites
  • Work with staff and others to ensure that volunteers are properly oriented, supported and recognized for their service
  • Report monthly on corporate team build engagement; Implement strategies/plans to increase participation of team build groups, as needed
  • Acknowledge contributions of both individual and group volunteers through correspondence, social media posts and volunteer appreciation events
  • Participate in outside staff retreats and training as requested

 Events:

  • Coordinate four to six special build events during the year that will raise awareness and funds for Habitat NOVA. These events may tie in with Habitat International events such as Collegiate Challenge, Women Build and Building on Faith. They may also include events held in conjunction with the volunteer special events committee and other events, as needed.
  • Procure financial and “in-kind” donations from local businesses and the public in support of special events
  • Support others on the development & marketing team in the planning and execution of the 25th Anniversary Celebration in spring of 2016.
  • Collaborate with marketing manager on public relations/promotional activities in support of special events

Hours

  • Hours to be determined in accordance with the changing needs of the affiliate; currently 40 hours per week. Affiliate offices are open Monday-Friday 9:00 AM -5:00 PM.
  • Position requires occasional evening and weekend activities

Experience

  • Bachelors degree and at least 2-3 years of related professional experience
  • Must be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or lawful permanent resident alien and have valid driver’s license
  • Demonstrated ability to work alone and as part of a team
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience in planning events
  • Detail oriented and able to work under the pressure of deadlines
  • Familiarity with database management (SalesForce experience preferred)
  • Interest in affordable housing and community development preferred
  • Experience and passion for Habitat for Humanity preferred

This position description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position.  Employees will be required to follow any other job related duties required by their supervisor.  This document does not create an employment contract implied or otherwise, other than an “at-will” relationship.

To apply, please email habitatnovadod@gmail.com.

Principals only. Recruiters, please don’t contact this job poster.

Do NOT contact us with unsolicited services or offers.

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Annandale Townhome For Sale to Income-Restricted First-Time Homebuyers

Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia (Habitat NOVA) recently finished rehabilitating a townhome on Garbo Court in Annandale. This home will not be part of the traditional Habitat NOVA program, but is consistent with our mission. It is now for sale to first-time homebuyers who meet certain requirements.

 CLICK HERE to download a PDF of the qualifications and contract terms

The applicant(s) must secure a mortgage themselves.

There will be an open house on Saturday, May 2, 2015. For more information, call Josie at 703-521-9890 x100 or email info@habitatnova.org.

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Habitat Herald – April 2015

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